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Lockout alienates kids

This week, I will be talking about the National Hockey League lockout from a kid’s perspective. At the beginning of the lockout most of us (me and my friends) thought it would not last more than a month.

Florida's Corkscrew Swamp a nature-lover's eden

A white egret gorges on minnows as an alligator basks on a sun-drenched mud bank, ignoring the ibis wading in the weeds a few feet away. A warm breeze combs the lichen dangling from ancient cypress trees that tower over this secluded slice of eden.

Predictions for 2013 may not always ring true, but here's to trying

It’s that great time of year when experts around the world make predictions and suggestions for the coming year. The saving grace is nobody has ever really checked to see how many come true. My guess is very few.

Ex-Ticats coach not hurting for being let go

When you decide to become a coach in professional sports, the one thing you know from the get-go is one day you are going to be fired. Such are the ramifications of taking such a job.

Santa, can you put positive side-effects in my Christmas stocking?

Dear Santa, Yes, it’s me again. I wrote to you two years ago and asked you to help me find my Christmas mo-jo, remember? I was so pleased when you replied and told me about a special book, “The 29 Gifts”.

This Christmas give your kids the gift of hugs, because you never know

Christmas can be very difficult for many people, but then again life itself can also be difficult. One thinks of the parents of an elementary school in Connecticut and is instantly grateful that it didn’t happen here. But it could.

Einstein's prediction of tech-crazy idiots rings true

To be honest, I never heard him say it. But this quote has been attributed to Albert Einstein, a legitimate genius of his time. It read: “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.

Glenbow Grade 3 students ask: 'What does home mean to you?'

What does home mean for you? The reason we ask this question is that we have not been able to come up with one answer. We each have our own opinion on what a home means to each of us.

Christmas in Newtown: God's Listening, Loving presence

I concluded last week’s column with a lament by the psalmist, “How long, O Lord . . . will you hide your face from me?” I promised I would share in this week’s column how I see Christmas as God’s response. A lot has happened since then.

Pastor strives to help community deal with grief

Once in awhile a community is gripped by grief. The ripple effect from Brandon Thomas’ death has been felt by many in our community and beyond.